Product Type: Thermos gadgets
Newest Review: ... didn't really bother me much, given that I only wanted something to drink out of, so this seemed ideal. I believe I paid about £3.99... more
I'm using this almost every day!
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Member Name: katykicker
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Advantages: Easy to clean & refill, good price, strong, saves me money.
Disadvantages: Can leak if tipped too fast.
In the past year or so I've become something of a coffee lover. I'm not sure if it is because I've cut out cigarettes, most alcohol or most bad foods but I just find myself craving coffee. My husband loves a coffee, and always has, and his workplace gave him a company branded Thermos last year. He started using this every morning and seeing him leaving for work made me have a hankering for a coffee and I started spending a small fortune in Costa. As I take my own lunch to work I decided I had better look in to options for taking my own coffee too for the journey to work and that prompted me to pick up this Thermos flask. I'm not entirely sure what I paid now but I believe it to have been around £6.50 in my local Sainsburys. I went in there for shopping and when I spotted this, and because I'd wanted one, I snapped it up. Should you want to buy this after reading my review you can do so for £6.99 from Amazon and from a variety of other stockists.
This mug was really simple in appearance on the shelf as it just had a cardboard insert over the handle of the travel mug and this was all the packaging. This travel mug can hold 450ml of liquid (hence the 450 in the title) and this is a more than ample amount for me as I am able to make myself a delicious coffee before work and still have 1/3 on average left when I arrive at work.
This mug has a handle on it of course for making it simple to hold and this is a moulded plastic that is simple to hold and doesn't get hot when there is hot coffee in the travel mug. On the occasions when I am in a taxi or getting a lift to work I have found that this goes nicely in a cup holder too which is always good. This mug has a removable lid of course and there is a plastic insert within meaning I can clean up this mug with ease and I don't have to worry about coffee escaping and making everything stained and smelly. I like that this travel mug is in pieces as it means that everything can be kept clean and hygienic with ease. I haven't had any problems with my drink smelling or tasting like plastic either from the plastic insert which is something that I have recently heard of a friend having a problem with.
I have actually been using this travel mug on and off for a number of months now. In addition to using it to take coffee to work I have actually used it for a milkshake and for a fruit juice or two as well. It works equally as well as keeping drinks cool than hot and it is very effective in that department. I can make my coffee at approximately 8am and at 10am when I finish my last few mouthfuls it is still warm (just) and this is absolutely brilliant! Potentially the coffee would still be drinkable past this point but I can't stand cold coffee so I'm never willing to chance it and always pour it away if it is older than 2 hours.
This mug is really easy to drink out of and there is a hole in the removable lid as well as a piece that slides around to make the hole divided up in to smaller ones, this is ideal as it means that I can tweak the flow. The size of the opening of this travel mug is generous enough for me to get a nice mouthful of coffee but not so much that I spill lots over myself, well, only on the one occasion! I have found that this mug can leak slightly if tipped up quickly or too far, however, that isn't unusual for this type of mug and the only one I've found not to spill is an airtight Thermos flask but then I don't want to carry one of those to work as I merely need something to allow me to drink my coffee on my walk or commute to work.
I have been really pleased with the results of using this Thermos travel mug. It has saved me a small fortune now that I almost always avoid Costa coffee on my way to work and it has been very effective for me. This mug keeps drinks hot or cold for long periods of time and as long as I don't tip this up crazy fast it doesn't leak at all. It is worth mentioning that my friend bought one of these for her trip to work and when it arrived it had a seal missing from under the rim and this meant that the coffee just poured out down her work blouse, so should you get this - do check first!
Summary: A decent travel mug from Thermos.
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